I suspect that I may have a coil problem. I went to check them earlier today with my crappy tire digital Ohm meter and my trusty manual.
My 97 GSXR 750 uses 2 coils, one for plugs 1+4, and the other for 2+3.
I checked what my manual called the primary coil resistance which is between the pos. and neg. terminals on each coil. It said it should be between 2.3 and 3.3 ohms. It tested 3 ohms... good.
I went to check the secondary resistance which my manual stated is between a plug cap and the coil. The manual also stated in another part of the book that the secondary resistance is found between 2 plug caps from the same coil. Although this confused me a bit as I didnt know which one was correct, I found was only able to get a reading between the 2 caps and not the cap/coil. The manual stated it should be between 3,000 and 4,000 ohms. My reading was about 36,200 ohms...I think.
My ohm meter (mastercraft) reads ohms under either 200, 2000, 20k, 200k, and 2000k.
While at the 20k setting I would not get a reading. When I tried at the 200k setting it would read 36.2. Im guessing I did this right?
My bike still runs with the resistance 10x that of whats stated in my manual which also says coils would need to be replaced right away if theyre off.
Does anyone spot any errors im making or have any suggestions as to other ways to check my coils?